Karate classes

Training hours

Our training schedule September 2019 to May 2020 is as follows:

Senior class

Mondays 19.00 - 20.30, beginners class

Tuesdays 19.00 - 20.30, intermediate class

Thursdays 19.00 - 20.30, both groups

Location: Academill, Rantakatu 2

Junior class, ages 7-15

Sundays 13.00 - 14.15, kids 7-11 yo, beginners and intermediate class

Sundays 14.15 - 15.30, teens 12-15 yo, beginners and intermediate class

Location: Vikinga skola, Urheilukatu 2

Junior classes starts again after summer break on Sunday September 8. Beginners course starts September 15.

To participate in beginners classes you need to apply in advance to shotokan.vaasa@gmail.com. Limited places available! For more information you can call Linda Holm (chairman/instructor) 050 5925970.

More info about our courses below

Beginners class for seniors

Beginners class for seniors starts every year in September and February. Age limit for this class is 16.

In the beginning of the course you can train in T-shirt and sweatpants. After a few weeks you will get the option to buy a karate uniform from the organization.

In the beginners class you will learn the basics of karate, a few basic katas and the most common strikes, blocks and kicks. We will also get to know some more advanced techniques. The beginners class ends with a karate grading examination where you can earn a belt. In the first grading examination there is also a theoretical oral exam.

Junior program

Our Junior program is aimed at children and youth, ages 7 to 15, who are interested in learning the basics of karate. Juniors are divided into two groups, kids and teens. Karate suits children well, because we learn concentration and train for good coordination. We also learn how to respect each other.

The training sessions start with warming up and after that we begin with the karate training. We work on different things, such as strikes, blocks and kicks. When the juniors have moved forward a bit we will also include some more advanced techniques such as different kinds of self-defense. Although karate training is a serious matter, we also have fun and can play around..


Rules for everyone to follow

• No jewelry or rings are worn during training – to avoid injuries.

• Everyone arrives on time – classes start at appointed time!

• We show respect in the space we're in – no unneccessary talking during training or when the instructors are demonstrating.
• Karate techniques may be used only as self-defense outside of class! Otherwise you may be expelled from the class.

•Everyone trains at their own risk, and gets insurance if they want (injuries are rare).